Nevada County Behavioral Health awarded grants to rehouse homeless people |

Nevada County Behavioral Health awarded grants to rehouse homeless people

Nevada County’s Behavioral Health Department has been awarded three HUD, Continuum of Care Grant Renewals, according to a weekly memo from County CEO Rick Haffey.

All three grants provide permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals. The three grants provide funds to pay for rental or lease assistance to a minimum of 20 individuals.

“The goal of the grant funds is to support communities to quickly re-house individuals experiencing homelessness while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by program participants; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness,” the weekly memo states. “Nevada County and Turning Point Community Programs provide supportive services to program participants. Program participants are adult individuals (18 years +) who are eligible for a Full Service Partnership program or would be eligible.”

For more information contact Rebecca Slade at or (530) 470-2784.

Managing bark beetle infested trees

​Bark Beetles have lived in Nevada County longer than we have, but the drought is causing our trees to become more susceptible to their attacks, the memo states. Little can be done to save a tree once an attack has occurred, so being proactive is the best defense.

Along with advice and resources for assistance, questions such as “How do I become proactive?” and “What can I do once an attack has occurred?” are answered in one comprehensive site from the Community Development Agency.

Visit the Bark Beetle Information webpage or contact the CDA directly Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.​ at 950 Maidu Ave, Suite 170, in Nevada City, call 530-265-1222 or email

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